Hon. Marshall Y. Hockett See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Diego County
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General Rating Criteria

* Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

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What others have said about Hon. Marshall Y. Hockett


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA12025
Judge Margo Lewis changed her name To Judge Margo Lewis Hoy to avoid her previous b ad reviews. She is most of all arogant, lazy, and cares about nobody but herself. She is perhaps one of the worst judges on the bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10932
Judge Marshall Hockett is awful. He tried to deny me my right to legal counsel in a criminal matter, dealing with my alleged failure to complete community service on time. The Public Defender had to argue long and hard that I was entitled to legal counsel.

Hockett is unfair to self-represented litigants, in civil cases; he ignores the law when it pleases him to do so. Hockett is not honorable, but gives North County San Diego judges a bad name.

When I petitioned him to recuse himself, in a civil case, after timely serving him, Hockett wrote out a prejudicial order, ruling against my husband and me, for the newly assigned judge to sign, which was an exact duplicate of the order Hockett wrote, himself, when he was ALREADY DISQUALIFIED. We found this out much later, when we received the entire record of our case upon appeal.

I am surprised there are not any other reviews, here, detailing Judge Hockett's uneven-handedness, lack of ethics and poor judicial temperament.
We sure hope Hockett retires soon. If you are unfortunate enough to be assigned Judge Hockett, immediately petition for a different judge. In our eyes, he's a disgrace and does a disservice to his office and to those who appear before him.